Father Wil Sanger and son Tyson Sanger celebrate after winning his state qualifying match.

A whole new revolution of wrestlers showed off their skills in Central City at their district tournament on February 10 and 11. 

The team qualified nine for the state tournament and also claimed the district champion Plaque as a whole for the first time in Crofton-Bloomfield wrestling history. It was a very memorable weekend for this team. 

The Crofton-Bloomfield wrestling team made history by not only qualifying the most wrestlers on record, claimed the first ever District tournament team champion plaque, but also head coach Trevor Wiebelhaus received class C-3 Wrestling coach of the year award.  

Starting off the roster for the Crofton-Bloomfield team, Freshman Jarret Sauser (113) who wrestled a total of three matches. Sauser lost his first match by fall against Gavin Gerths of Fairbury. Sauser received a bye in consolation round one and moved on to consolation round two to face Adam Schroder of Twin River. Sauser came out of that round with a decision win of 5-3 and moved on to consolation round three. For this round he faced Hayden Smith of Doniphin Trumbull and would lose by a 13-10 decision to finish off his season.

Next on the roster for the team was junior Robbie Fisher (120). Fisher received a bye in round one and moved straight on to the quarterfinals round where he faced Colton Sprague of Syracuse. He won this match by fall in 1:46 and advanced to the semifinals. In the semifinals Fisher wrestled Bryce Kolc of Yutan and also won this match by fall in 0:53 and matched up with Cole Spahr of Tri County for the title of district champion. Fisher came out on top after winning by a 10-4 decision, claiming the title of district champion and advancing to state.

Number three on the roster for Crofton-Bloomfield is Freshman Evan Hollander (126).  Hollander faced Garrison Schernikau of Centennial for his first round match and took a loss by a major decision of 15-3. After his loss Hollander fell back to consolation round one where he received a bye. In the consolation round two Hollander faced Degan Elton of Central City and would finish the match with a major decision of 15-2 and move forward to consolation round three.  Hollander then took on Spencer Weers of Fairbury and would lose by fall in 2:59, ending his 2022-2023 season. 

Listed next for Crofton-Bloomfield was Freshman Tomik Duffy (132). Duffy would pull a tough opponent for the first round after the seeding meeting, and had to face State ranked Tristan Burbach of Central City. Duffy  lost by fall in 1:54 and fell back to consolations. In consolation round one, much like Hollander, Duffy received a bye. In consolation round two Duffy took on Keyton Reck of Tri County and won this match by fall in 2:15 and advanced forward to consolation round three. Duffy matched up with Peyton DeMello of Syracuse and would take a loss by a decision of 7-6, finishing the freshman’s season. 

Sophomore Breaden Guenther (138) received a bye for the first round and advanced to the quarterfinals where he would face Ashton Johnson of Twin River. Guenther took the win in a sudden victory match in this round. Advancing forward to the semifinals Guenther took on Keyden Uhrich of Lincoln Lutheran and would take a loss by fall in 5:03, knocking him into the heartbreak round of the district tournament. 

In the heartbreak round Guenther matched up with Teiran Cox of Syracuse and would come out with a win by fall in 4:46 to advance to the finals and guaranteeing him a trip to state . Going for the third place medal Gunther took on Ashton Johnson, for the second time in the tournament, and came out with a win by decision of 5-3. 

Freshman Alex Ramponi (145) was next on the roster. Ramponi, similar to Duffy, pulled a tough match for his first round against Ranked Jarret Dodson of Centennial. He would lose his match by fall in 3:43 and get knocked back into the consolation rounds. For consolation round one Ramponi received a bye, and would wrestle Tyler Keizer of Yutan. Ramponi would lose this match by fall in 2:45 finishing out his season.

Weighing in at 152 pounds Freshmen Brock Jeannoutot placed 4th and qualified for state. In round one Brock won by fall over Sean Chase Jr. from Tri County. In the quarterfinals Brock won against Tyler Sears from Syracuse by pin. During the semifinals, Alex Meinecke from St. Paul won by major decision over Brock. For the consultation semifinals Brock won by fall over Keenan Kosek from Centennial. During his 3rd place match Brock lost to Jesse Kult from Yutan with a 4-3 decision.

Sophomore Wyatt Tramp, weighing in at 160, placed 2nd also qualifying for state. In round one Wyatt won by fall over Preston Witter from Doniphan-Trumbull. In the quarterfinals Wyatt won by fall over Breckin Schoepf from Centennial. In the semifinals Wyatt won by a 9-7 decision against Bryce Kunz from Central City . During the 1st place match, Cy Petersen from Syracuse won by major decision over Wyatt, 17-7.

Senior Garret Buschkamp 170 placed 2nd to lock in his final trip to state. During round one Buschkamp received a bye. In quarterfinals Buschkamp won by decision over Cyrus Songster from Centennial. For the semifinals Buschkamp won over Gabe Stock from Tekamah-Herman with a decision of 6-4. In the 1st place match Buschkamp lost to Cooper Stokebrand from Tri County by medical forfeit.
Junior Casey Jeannoutot placed 2nd weighing in at 182 pounds and punching his ticket to Omaha for state. In round one Casey won by pin against Izaiah Freeman  from Palmyra. During quarterfinals Casey won by decision over Logan Lampe from Lincoln County, 4-2. For the semifinals Casey won by fall against Jurgen Baker  from Tri County. In the 1st place match Casey lost to Derek Wacher  from Yutan by fall.

Weighing in at 195 pounds freshmen Tyson Sanger  placed 2nd and guaranteed his first trip to state . In round one Sanger won by fall over Hunter Holle from Syracuse. During quarterfinals Sanger won by decision against Thomas Thomas from Hastings St. Cecilia, 9-7. In the semifinals Sanger won by fall over Zach Krajicek from Yutan. In the 1st place match Sanger was beaten by Tycen Breckner from Doniphan-Trumbull by decision 9-7.

Senior Ty Tramp (220) claimed the title of district champ paving his way to state. In round one Ty received a bye. For quarterfinals Ty won by pin over Nickolas Keith from Centennial. During the semifinals Ty won by decision over Riley Lavene from Central City, 2-1. For the 1st place match Ty won by fall over Evan Bryan-Aldrich from Palmyra.

Senior Paxton Bartels weighing in at 285 pounds, placed 3rd and will also be making his final trip to state. In round one Bartels received a bye. During the quarterfinals Bartels won by fall over Chance Buchanan  from Syracuse. For the semifinals Jackson Masek from Lincoln Lutheran won by decision over Paxton 2-0. In the consolation semifinals Bartels won by pin over Paul Fehlhafer from Centennial. During the 3rd place match Bartels won by decision over Drake Richtarik, 5-0. 

The team receiving their district team champion plaque - Coach Trevor Wiebelhaus 

(center with plaque) was also named the Class C-3 Coach of the Year.